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An introduction to using RefWorks to manage citations, bibliographies, and research

Get Started with RefWorks

You need to create a personal account to use RefWorks

  1. On the RefWorks site, click on the “Create Account” link.
  2. Enter your Utica College email address. 
  3. You will be asked to create a password. Your Utica College email becomes your login name.
  4. An activation email will be sent.  You’ll need to validate your account to continue.
  5. Once you click on the link in the activation email, you'll be directed back to RefWorks to enter your name, role and department affiliation.  
  6. You’ll be brought directly into your new account and are ready to begin adding your research, whether on campus or off.

Your Projects

While searching library resources, simply select and export articles to RefWorks;  they will automatically be added to your current project 

Citations are created by computer algorithm and may need editing for 100% accuracy.

See these help pages for additional features, like Drag & Drop and adding references manually. 

Search a Library Resource

When you've found an article and you want to export its citation, note that almost all UC library databases have a designated Export feature.

In most cases this is under the Cite, Save or Export feature. Databases differ in how they present this option.

See the box below for common examples.

Export Examples

CINAHL or Medline

via EBSCO.


Library Catalog and

WorldCat Discovery